1970 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team

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1970 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets logo.svg
Sun Bowl champion
Sun Bowl, W 17–9 vs. Texas Tech
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches No. 17
AP No. 13
1970 record 9–3
Head coach Bud Carson (4th season)
Captain Jack Williams
Rock Perdoni
Home stadium Grant Field
(Capacity: 58,121)
Seasons
← 1969
1971 →
1970 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Notre Dame         10 1 0
Villanova         9 2 0
No. 16 Air Force         9 3 0
No. 13 Georgia Tech         9 3 0
Boston College         8 2 0
No. 19 Houston         8 3 0
West Virginia         8 3 0
No. 17 Tulane         8 4 0
No. 18 Penn State         7 3 0
Temple         7 3 0
West Texas State         7 3 0
Cincinnati         7 4 0
Florida State         7 4 1
Virginia Tech         5 6 0
Syracuse         6 4 0
Dayton         5 4 1
Pittsburgh         5 5 0
Rutgers         5 5 0
Utah State         5 5 0
Colgate         5 6 0
Southern Miss         5 6 0
New Mexico State         4 6 0
Miami (FL)         3 8 0
Northern Illinois         3 7 0
Marshall         3 6 0
Buffalo         2 9 0
Navy         2 9 0
Army         1 9 1
Xavier         1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1970 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology in the 1970 college football season. The Yellow Jackets were led by fourth-year head coach Bud Carson and played their home games at Grant Field in Atlanta.

Georgia Tech started the year with four straight victories, climbing to 13th in the AP Poll. Two losses to ranked rivals Tennessee and Auburn knocked them out of the polls, after racking up three more wins, they traveled to Notre Dame and almost pulled off an upset over the #1 team in the country, as the Fighting Irish needed a fourth-quarter comeback to beat the Yellow Jackets.[1] The close loss actually brought Georgia Tech back into the polls, at 16th, after defeating rival Georgia, they were invited to the 1970 Sun Bowl, where they defeated Texas Tech, 17–9.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 12 No. 17 South Carolina Grant FieldAtlanta W 23–20   51,206
September 19 Florida State Grant Field • Atlanta W 23–13   50,324
September 26 Miami (FL) No. 19 Grant Field • Atlanta W 31–21   44,246
October 3 Clemson No. 15 Grant Field • Atlanta (Rivalry) W 28–7   50,113
October 10 No. 20 Tennessee No. 13 Grant Field • Atlanta (Rivalry) L 6–17   59,624
October 17 at No. 8 Auburn No. 16 Cliff Hare StadiumAuburn, Alabama (Rivalry) L 7–31   62,391
October 24 Tulane Grant Field • Atlanta (Rivalry) W 20–6   32,129
October 31 at Duke Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, North Carolina W 24–16   32,650
November 7 Navydagger Grant Field • Atlanta W 30–8   50,105
November 14 at No. 1 Notre Dame Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, Indiana L 7–10   59,075
November 28 at Georgia No. 16 Sanford StadiumAthens, Georgia (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) W 17–7   59,803
December 19 vs. No. 19 Texas Tech No. 13 Sun BowlEl Paso, Texas (Sun Bowl) CBS W 17–9   30,512
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Source:[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Markus, Robert (November 15, 1970). "Late T.D. Trips Tech, 10-7: Irish Rally to Win". Chicago Tribune. p. b1. 
  2. ^ "1970 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 14, 2017. 
  3. ^ 2011 Georgia Tech Media Guide. p. 172